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Man who led police on chase reaching speeds of 120 mph sentenced to jail

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Timothy McManus plead guilty on Wednesday to Failure to Stop for a Blue Light and Habitual Traffic Offender. Timothy McManus plead guilty on Wednesday to Failure to Stop for a Blue Light and Habitual Traffic Offender.
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The man who made headlines for leading Charleston County Deputies on a chase and eventually getting slapped by Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon will spend 30 months in jail.

Timothy McManus plead guilty on Wednesday to Failure to Stop for a Blue Light and Habitual Traffic Offender.  He was sentenced to 30 months.

The 9th Circuit Solicitor's Office says the Habitual Traffic Offender charge stems from McManus' prior convictions in Georgia for Driving Under the Influence and Driving Under Suspension.  His license was also suspended in South Carolina for the January 2012 incident in which he lead deputies on a high speed chase through Mount Pleasant. 

After McManus' arrest, Sheriff Al Cannon slapped him while he sat in the police cruiser wearing handcuffs.  The Sheriff was charged with assault and was arrested.  Cannon says he slapped McManus because McManus put the public and deputies at risk.  During the chase, McManus reached speeds of 120 miles per hour.

A few months after the chase, McManus was arrested again in August when someone reported a suspicious vehicle on Six Mile Road in Mount Pleasant. When deputies arrived, they found McManus asleep at the wheel of that car.  The car was parked.  McManus was arrested for Driving Under Suspension and having the incorrect license plate.

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